The Same Legendary Reliability With More Stopping Power
The .40 S & W round began development after a tragic FBI shootout in 1986. In the investigation that followed, the Bureau decided that the standard rounds and firearms the agents were using were not quite up to the required task of bringing a person down with as little fuss as possible.
Smith and Wesson worked with Winchester to develop a .40 caliber firearm and round that would be as everyday practical as the older .38 Special ammunition, but with the stopping power required to keep law enforcement agents safe.
The round made its debut in 1990, was immediately a popular success, and it can be found on the hip of law enforcement agencies all over the world.
This round features a slightly heavier bullet with all the stopping power you’d expect from a hollow point. But it’s also exceptionally safe as a home defense round, because it’s subsonic, so you don’t need to worry about the round traveling through your target and then endangering innocents inside your own home as it continues its journey.
Of course, this round has the excellence and reliability you’d expect from Omega. The projectile has been plated with copper to create an extremely precise and uniform finish, giving increased consistency. The additional smoothness also causes less stress on the internal mechanisms of your pistol while firing and reloading.